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country. your choice. >>> we would like to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world to this, the democratic national convention, as charlotte, north carolina. i'm on the convention floor, i'm wolf blitzer. the first lady of the united states, michelle obama, has tonight's most critical job, reminding voters why they liked her husband enough to put him in the white house, and to make the case for giving him another four years. ining us now inrco all of thiweek,nderson cooper, high above the floor. >> our w sws whyhat case is more urgent than ever for the democrat. nesn mitt romney's convention bous. what are the numbers? their convtion tonight, ts let'slook at that very question. we know governor romney got a one-point bounce out of his convention, not so great, about half what the president got four years ago. not a big bounce. where does that leave us? the democrats' opening night two months from a critical election day. doesn't get any closer than that. 48-48. >> the convention will pay tribute to a champion of health care reform, the late senator edward kennedy,
barack obama president of the united states of america. >> this is america's choice. >>> we'd like to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world to this, the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. everyone here is waiting to hear what bill clinton will say about president obama tonight as well as his own time in the white house. but another speech tonight could make or break the democrats' hope for keeping control of the united states senate. elizabeth warren is challenging republican senator scott brown in massachusetts. coming up in this hour, we'll hear praise of bill clinton from someone you might not expect. >> coming from the republicans, vice presidential candidate paul ryan sat down with cnn's piers morgan to compare the clinton and obama presidencies. the two presidents have not always been close, obviously. our chief national correspondent john king covered the clinton white house for us. >> these two presidents, the former president and president obama are more than at peace now. you may say both men share a little bit of numbers
the world, american embassies and even german and british beamtions are on high alert. united states marines so-called fast teams. teams to secure embassies are being dispatched throughout the middle east to ensure the safety of our personnel abroad in many public squares across the middle east, flags are being burned and embassies are attempting to be entered by some of these protesters. a terrifying map if you think about it it includes not just countries you would expect to experience unrest. countries like tunisia that you would think relatively unstable. that as it at this that that that -- >> jay carney, the white house press secretary says something eyebrow-raising and interesting yesterday when he was asked what the source of all this unrest is. let's listen: this is a fairly volatile situation not in response to united states policy. not to to obviously the administration or the american people. it is response to it a video, a film that we have a judged to be reprehensible and disgusting. that in no way justifies any violent reaction to it, but this is not a case of protest directe
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does. at a meeting monday, mahmood ahmadinejad accused the united states of backing what he called a fake regime in israel, and that led to a walkout by israel's u.n. ambassador. >>> also monday, a wide-ranging interview with us, we asked him about the threat of an attack on iran's nuclear facilities and how his country would respond. would you retaliate against the united states if there's an attack by israel on iran? >> translator: well, by the principle of it, i don't take the threat serious. >> they're bluffing? >> translator: we don't even take them into account. i would like to ask, who's subservient to whom, the zionist to the united states government or the united states government to the zionist? >> you said that israel has no historical roots in the middle east, and the white house has now called that statement by you disgusting, offensive, and outrageous. would you like to apologize? >> translator: do they have roots? if they have roots, then just say they have roots. we don't have to fight over it. what should i apologize for? this is a technical and scientific fact, st
safely to us. i can never lose hope. >> please help me get home. 33 years of service to the united states deserves something. >> what gives you hope when you look at that video and see how he looks? >> i know when he looks determined, and he looked very determined to make it home safe and sound. >> her husband has missed walking one of his daughters down the aisle. another daughter's wedding is in february. >> his closet is still full of his clothes and i know it won't fit him anymore. and i haven't even touched his dresser. every morning i'm reminded that the nightmare continues. >> if he is able to see this what do you want the say directly to him? >> we will never, ever, ever stop looking for you. i miss you every day. love you. >> reporter: the u.s. has offered no new information about where levinson is and who's holding him. i spoke to a source with knowledge of the investigation who says "there is every reason to believe that levinson is alive and well." >>> police have found the body of a retired firefighter in nebraska. charlie dowd was traveling to visit family by amtrak when he
between the united states and iran. americans repeatedly said that the iranian government must change, and -- change behavior. >> translator: sure, but after all, what does that mean. can one country based on their own sole opinion decide and establish a redline for another country and then offer attacks. we have never threatenned them. >> you said you wanted to wipe them from the face of the earth. >> translator: let me explain, we think occupation and war-like behavior and terrorism should be done away with. the killing of women and children should be done away with. the bombardment of houses on people's heads in their own countries should be done away with. have they done anything like this in the last 65 years? no they event. we say to do away with these things. and we have also suggested the solution. we said that the solution is that the palestinian people should decide in a free election for their own country for their own land. >> the last time i had a conversation with you, here, a year ago were after the conversation, you talked in a reasonable way in part about things, and
and iran is able to defend itself. look for delegations like the united states to walk out once again as soon as he starts criticizing israel. bill: there were stunning comments from pakistan's president last night. what was spoken there, jonathan? >> reporter: this is pretty extraordinary, bill. it reported on fox report but appeared to slip under the radar for a lot of media outlets because it was one of the final speeches of the day. just hours after president obama at the same podium called for tolerance and called for leaders of the muslim world to outright condemn the violence against u.s. interests that we've seen over the past couple of weeks, the pakistani president walked up to that podium, failed utterly to issue any strong condemnation of the protest, instead called on the united nations to lead a charge to make illegal for anyone, anywhere including here in the united states, to insult the prophet muhammad. listen to this. >> you can never condone violence. the international community must not become silent observer and should criminalize such attacks that destroy the pea
. this is highest judicial office in the united states, farce enforcement. you have the head of the criminal division who is let off the hook in this to the attorney general still going to be in office who is responsible. someone has to be responsible and accountable. i think that is all we're asking for. when a u.s. agent is killed and this kind of money, waetd taxpayer money takes place. >> gregg: the president says his predecessor is responsible. in fact on thursday. president obama told the uni vision audience, i'm sure you saw this -- i'll quote him here. fast and furious was a field initiated program begun under the previous administration. congressman, that is utterly untrue, is it not? >> i think that is shameful for the president to say that. yes, there was a fast and furious program before but it was properly operated. you didn't have people killed or weapons gone astray like this. >> gregg: and it stopped in 2007 two years before fast and furious begin. >> and it was a successful program. i have once chaired the criminal drug policy subcommittee in congress and we have done these
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because i'm sure they see the politics at play as well. >> i don't think the united states would encourage israel to contact the attack because they don't have the capability to do much damage to the nuclear program. it doesn't do much damage to iran's nuclear program but would lead to retaliation and other downside risks. it seems like what the administration is trying to do is slow the program down as much as possible with sanctions, sabotage and other things. try to get a negotiate ed settlement. the president would be willing to use military force to stop iran if we get to that point. >> sounds like we'll be talking about this a few more times. thank you so much. >>> top of the hour. president obama is making his way to charlotte for his party, the big convention. you see the folks shaking hands. if he watches tonight from the road, which is where he is right now, he will see his wife. he'll see the first lady addressing the charlotte democrats. he'll also see julian castro, the rising star. i want to play some sound of the president campaigning today. he's critiquing mitt ro
years ago pleading with the u.s. government for his release. >> 33 years of service to the united states, and i deserve something. >> the iran's president has repeatedly turned down requests from levinson's wife. >>> at least 220 people were killed today in syria with government forces shelling aleppo and the government forces, and this comes as the syrian free army are moving into territory that the fighters have seized. they have many defectors from the syrian army to fight the regime. >> i'm not fighting to create a democratic or republican job, but american jobs. >>> president obama campaigned in wisconsin for the first time in more than 200 days. wisconsin may be a surprise battleground state. months ago, obama thought that the ten electoral votes were in their pocket, but then paul ryan was tapped at mitt romney's running mate. >>> and here is what we are looking into for saturday night. take the lord name in vein, right? if jesus jokes are free game, why in some countries is the prophet mohammed above reproach. and another topic of region, and not the notion of it, but the reality
if this is going to silence his partisan critic in the united states senate who would like to keep control of the united states senate? i don't think so. >> will it even silence republicans? because some have said that no matter what romney releases, that this is not going to end. >> you know, i think that this whole tax release thing is basically a media invention, a partisan invention. he had released two years. now he's released three years. i don't think the public is interested. gallup yesterday released a poll that was really stunning, that the u.s. trust of the media is at an all-time low. 60% of americans have little to no trust in the media, particularly now that we're going into the election season, because the media -- we're chasing these silly stories like the tax returns or the hidden videos and we're not getting to the meat and the substance of the different candidates, of mitt romney and president obama, their policies, whether they're successful or not, and what that means for the future of this country. we're focusing on the wrong things. >> all right, well, let's get back
, it is at the united states and the so-called t-5 plus 1, a group of counselries meeting with negotiation with iran over the last several years. you know, i think president obama has been clear what his red line is. his is iran will not acquire a nuclear weapon. if they make a move in that direction, the u.s. will use whatever options necessary. israel has a different red line. they try to nudge the negotiators and the other international parties. >> shannon: you mentioned the president and his red line. he has taken criticism this week from the g.o.p. official nominee, mitt romney. let's tick a listen at what he had to say this week. >> every american was relieved the day president obama gave the order and seal team 6 took out bin laden. on another front, every american is less secure today because he has failed to slow iran's nuclear threat. >> doctor, he did praise him for taking out bin laden but said that the president has failed when it comes to this particular issue of the nuclear threat. we are also getting news that iran has signed a deal with north korea to share laboratories and technolo
homeland for the jewish people, by reelecting barack obama as president of the united states. thank you very much. ♪ >> please welcome the mayor of minneapolis, minn.. >> hello, minnesota. [applause] >> it is cold, we have to cheer about something, right? it was a cold, december morning four and a half years ago we told -- we pulled our rental of college students into iowa. we went door to door, for a guy named barack obama. almost nobody in town had ever heard of him. they asked some pretty tough questions. would he stand up for the middle-class? for people like them, not just for those at the very top. they asked us, would he get us out of this mess at -- in iraq? and did he have the guts to take on the insurance companies and reform health care? conversations like this were taking place all over iowa. iowans know the real bill when you see it. they took the measure of this man. they looked him in the eye and you sent him on to be president of the united states. thank you, iowa, for that. a lot has happened since then, and we still have a long, long way to go, but today we can go ba
last week made no mention of military service members or the war the united states is still fighting in afghanistan. it's a point that tammy duckworth, a war-wounded veteran and illinois candidate for the house of representatives did not miss. >> when it comes to our men and women in harm's way, we have a clear choice on november 6th. last week mitt romney had a chance to show his support for the brave men and women he is seeking to command, but he chose to criticize president obama instead of even uttering the word afghanistan. >> and then there was one card the republicans kept so close to the vest that we never saw or heard any mention of it. it was as if their last two-term president never existed. maybe george w. bush was the invisible guy in the chair, but there was no missing the democrats last two-term president on wednesday night. if there was any card bill clinton was holding, it had to be a spade because he dug right into the accomplishments of the obama administration with a 49-minute workhorse, or donkey, of a speech. in fact, the new york giants could have taken some no
viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> didn't take president obama long to get back on the campaign trail. hoafeavi the fired up convention cwd in charlotte, he began a campaign swing in new but president obams bringing some extr baggage with him, ew job numbers that show the labor marke swing down sharply. thec adding just 96,0 jobs in augu. down from revised 4000 in from 8.3% to 8., but that's because ndreds of thousands of americans stopped looki for work. re's cnn's white house correspondent dan lothia >>rst lady an thebidens, president obama tried to build a momentum from the democratic national onvention. at his first stop here in portsmouth, the president made his pitch to the middle class. but also confronted the reality of a still struggling economy. even before he began drawing a contrast between his policies and the ideas of his republican opponents, president obama admitted there was no better person to make his case than former president bill clinton. >> somebody e-mailed me after his speech and said you
. >> look at the united states. we're thinking all of the states east of the mississippi plus throwing in minnesota iowa, montana, arkansas, louisiana the dakotas nebraska, kansas, we've lost an area -- larger than half the size of the united states. >> bill: yeah. what's left? california, oregon and washington. i mean -- >> scary. >> bill: that is really scary. now all of that ice melts. where does all of that water go? right? >> right. by the way -- >> bill: glug, glug, glug. >> that's in ten years' time that we've lost that much. that's sort of mind-blowing. >> bill: think how many centuries it took to build up the ice. so anyhow, it is frightening but jim inhoff and all of the other -- they don't care. they don't think it means anything. it is just cyclical. it will all freeze again next year. that's the way it works. mmm, man. what a line-up today. congressman chris van hollen, the ranking democrat on the budget committee. we haven't seen him in studio since charlotte. he was there with us in charlott
of an ambassador in libya, how the united states is responding to the growing violence >> delays at sfo up to 49 minutes due to the fog. the forecast is still ahead >> if you are a bart rider we're hearing about some delays and systemwide. we're about that and get a look at the roadways >> >> the fire at a school in menlo park is being treated as a crime scene. it has been burning for about two hours now and firefighters are still in defensive mode. >> patrick is at the beach would school in menlo park. >> this is a stubborn one. it has been on fire now since 4:00 a.m.. this trailer is located behind the school. the trailer is used either as an administration building or as a temporary classroom, mostly made of wood and when you look at the pictures, the flames are so stubborn. firefighters had to cut open a chance to fight the flames. you can see it is still not under control. no word on how it started the fire crews are still having trouble knocking it down. an investigator tells us what is going on >> the cause is under investigation so once the fire has been suppressed and it is safe to do s
is not going to be one bit -- the london olympics. you did not win that. united states open, it is either about the golf competition or the president's immigration policy. there we go. that was like a boo-hiss on that one. this is back when there were calling each other names. i think they should get back to the fictitious platitudes voters care about. in the poll vault -- it says "jobs" on there. in favor of a mitt romney and -- this is when george bush came out in favor of mitt romney and endorsed mitt romney. now if things do not go well in november, i cannot blame bush. mars mission, why are we spending $2.5 billion on mars when we could be spending it to dig up dirt on mitt romney. with the race tightening, some say you should look for another running mate. i could never do that to barack. [laughter] and this is in the men's room at a restaurant. and obama says, how about seconds? that is my big -- [applause] there we go. it is working now by the way. >> hello. you the art ofow issues that came into 2012, i hope. this is one of the things, i will have to walk over here. i am old and cannot
between the united states and iran. the americans have repeatedly said that the iranian government must change. and the iranians -- >> behavior. changes behavior. >> translator: sure, but after all what does that mean? can one country based on just their own sole opinion decide an establish a red line for another country and then threaten attacks? when have we threatened to attack the zionists. we have never threatened them. >> you have said you wanted to remove them from the fate of the earth. >> translator: yes. we say occupation, occupation should to be done away with. war like behavior should to be done away with. terrorism should to be done away with. the killing of women and children should to be done away with. bombardment of houses on top of people's heads in their own country has been done away with. has the zionist regime done any of this? no. we say to do away with these things and we've also suggested the solution. we have said that the solution is that the palestinian people should decide in a free election for their own country own land. >> last time i had a conversation w
of the united states of america, and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] >> boy, she just looked great, didn't she? >> she did. you can imagine, the amount of therapy and hard work. >> oh. >> that she's had to endure to climb back from being -- she was literally shot in the head. >> in the head at close range. >> close blank range. that was a pretty pivotal time in the nation's conversation about where we stand and the tone of things. >> it was. >> what a symbol of hope she is. that was incredible. >> it was a very moving moment. >>> all right. coming up he nominated his dad, last night for another term as vice president, bo biden, the attorney general of delaware, joins us ahead here on "morning joe." former pennsylvania governor ed rendell, nbc news political director chuck todd and later maryland governor martin o'malley. up next mike allen is here with the politico playbook. but first, bill karins with a check on the weekend forecast. >> good morning to you, mika. let me help get everyone out the door thi
in issued this statement -- "it's shocking that a candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half of the american people view themselves as victims entitled to handouts and are unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. it's hard to serve as president for all americans when you've disdainfully written off half the nation." in a late-night news conference, romney responded. >> well, you know, it's not elegantly stated, let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to a question, and i'm sure i could state it more clearly and in a more effective way, but it's a message which i'm going to carry and continue to carry, which is, look, the president's approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes because, frankly, my discussion about lowering taxes isn't as attractive to them. and therefore, i'm not likely to draw them into my campaign as effectively as those who are in the middle. >> let me britain in anne kornblut for "the washington post" and a politics reporter for roll
down. charlie? >> charles gagata, thanks very much. >>> while the united states is trying a public relations counter offensive to calm the anger and stop the violence, margaret brennan has that story. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie. the u.s. government is trying to stop that anti-american violence by buying ad time on pakistani tv to spread the message that it did not endorse the controversial internet video made by an american filmmaker to ridicule islam. >> reporter: it cost the u.s. government $70,000 to broadcast these ads on seven different pakistani tv networks. they feature messages from president obama. >> we re jekt all efforts to denigrate the religious believes of others. >> reporter: and secretary of state hillary clinton. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> reporter: condemning the anti-islam movie made by a california filmmaker. the state department is trying to cool anti-american fury that sent thousands of protesters into the streets of pakistani cities this week. it isn't the first time that american diplomats
it is obvious but it is an input of everything we produce in the united states. food prices rise and health care prices rise and transportation costs rise and that's what we are seeing right now. the idea that we are not having inflation in the economy. they have to get out to the store and start buying things. middle class families, half of the budget goes for health care and food and energy and those are all rising in costings. >> the energy costs right now and particularly gasoline. you expect to see a downward turn in the next couple of months. how critical is that going to be? >> it is interesting if you look back in 1980. one of the things jimmie carter lost that election. they saw the gas price food and that contributed to reagan's victory. it couldn't happen at a worst time. i think the prices are going to fall but back to where they were in july. 3.50 or 3.75 but that is expensive to people and twice as expensive as gasoline costs back in barack obama was elected in 2008. and news of the national debt surging this week as the democrats are set to holding the con. >> i don't think the de
. and then the real world intervene. and what happens has upended the political campaign here in the united states. and i think it's very likely that soon here you'll see mitt romney come out and layout in his own terms what he would do on a foreign policy front. >> you frng we'll get a major foreign policied a yen today? >> very soon. he he left to his aides in the "new york times" to flush out what he would do, how he would handle syria, how he would draw a red line with iran. what he would do with egypt. but now it will be time for the principal himself to make these comments. >> john mccain is on the stump for romney in ohio come monday. he was pressed on this issue yesterday. take a listen. >> i have recommended to governor romney that he gives a foreign policy speech that talks about not only the middle east, but in the world. >> and we just heard from glenn he expects that address will come. senator mccain suggesting that it come soon. what does he need to say in that address? >> well, and if glenn says it's going to happen, i trust it. glenn is the expert here. whether he give as big addre
. the president of a united states who is a black man endorsed same-sex marriage should be put out of office and he never should have been elected. >> surrounded by clergy from around the south. african american pastors, risking his tax exempt status, announced a nationwide campaign against the president. >> i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> and about same-sex marriage. >> i want the democratic party to know that you don't own us and you don't own black people. >> but owen's biblical critique of gay marriage is far from anonymous another coalition of pastors from maryland and across the country. >> this is an issue about civil rights. >> announce their support for marriage equality. >> you cannot be for civil rights for african americans. but not for gays and lesbians. >> endorsed question six on maryland's november ballot, which would give same-sex couples the right to civil marriage, but uphold clergy. >> we are here to declare our support. >> under obama, fate is under attack. >> conservative evangelicals think gay marriage could be a wedge issue for
years at many different park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. melissa: we've got breaking news right now. adam shapiro in the newsroom with it. adam. >> this is the latest on emergency landing that an aircraft carrying ann romney, the wife of presidential candidate mitt romney along with five staffers, two secret service agents and the pilots on board the plane made an emergency landing just outside of denver. apparently is a challenger aircraft. it seats 10, not including the pilot and copilot. there was smoke in the cabin 10 minutes before the emergency landing in denver. ann romney's spokesperson, sarah hayley said the smoke stung their eyes. it appears to come from a electrical cause. but that is not confirmed. everybody is reportedly fiber-optic according to fox news channel's carl cameron, but again, it was a flight from omaha to louisiana. 10 people o
crackers in the united states senate would have ever voted for it if the pressure had not come from martin luther king and others with the civil rights movement? no way! look at healthcare reform. president obama could have ever got than passed without pressure from nurses and seniors and consumer groups and activist and labor unions around the country. no way! the truth always is, these members of congress are so entrenched that you have to have that pressure from the outside and it was only by building that pressure from the outside on the inside that president obama is able to get the affordable care act passed and yes, it is going to be the same thing with campaign finance reform. do you think these dodos are ever going to vote on their own for campaign finance reform? no, it will take a major movement on the part of the american people and pressure and demands on the part of the american people to get congress to act. so, i don't know. what do you think about this? 1-866-55-press. republicans are trying to say this
committee in the senate. >> they balanced their family budgets only to find out that the united states senate on the democratic control will not even bring a budget plan to the senate floor. people should know that the republican-led house, on the other hand, met its obligations. most significantly it passed a budget to rescue america from a debt crisis. >> this is an election year. you hear a lot of hyperbole. you can't find one sane economist that doesn't say if they don't do something about that fiscal cliff, the raising of the tax rates, cutting of government spending it will not lead to something close to an economic catastrophe not only here in washington and in the united states but worldwide. here's another bit of good news. they're going to come back after the elections, after november 6 in a lame duck session and try to do something about that. thomas? >> michael, we talk about this continuing resolution so it gets us into march of 2013. there's a potential it could go six months beyond that, correct? >> well, sure. i mean, they always like to give a new congress a couple of
, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to degenerate the religious beliefs of others. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. america's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. >> reporter: elsewhere in iran, a cleric upped the bounty of the killing of the author of a book that sparked global protest after the late leader called it islam. >> yes, it's a stupid film. the correct response is to say it's a stupid film on youtube and get on with your life. to take it and deliberately use it to inflame your troops is a political act. it's not about religion. >> reporter: when asked why the pakistani government called for a national holiday today, many ways inviting protesters on the street, they told cnn they had to address public sentiment. i think it's already a decision that's been criticized by many. >> thank you. >>> the state department fending off accusations this morning that it failed to secure the u.s. consula
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to be president of the united states of america. >> four years later, on thursday night, senator durbin will be introducing president obama one more time. joining me now, of course, senator dick durbin. not even looking a day older, senator. someone is looking older and that's the president of the united states. he gave himself an incomplete in an interview in terms of fixing the economy. how does he respond to the republican argument that yeah, it's incomplete and that people are not better off than they were four years ago? >> take a look at four years ago. where were we? people had lost about 30% of the value of their retirement savings. the financial community was in collapse with an $800 billion government bailout. our automobile companies were flat on their back. we were engaged in two wars at that time. 750,000 jobs a month we were losing. are the republicans suggesting we want to go back to that? of course not. we have made progress. >> if things are so much better and there has been progress, and the facts are there's been a lot of progress, when you look at the numbers, why is
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